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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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Moscow Paves the Way to Replace Dagestani Leader

July 31, 2015

Dagestan has not seen potentially destabilizing arrests of top officials since the arrest of the mayor of Makhachkala on June 1, 2013 (RIA Novosti, June 1, 2013). That is why the news about a police search of the home of one of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Once Again Moscow Tries to Intimidate Tokyo

July 31, 2015

Despite the best efforts of both Moscow and Tokyo to sustain the momentum toward a full normalization of their relations and a genuine rapprochement (see EDM, February 24, 2014; June 10, 2014), once again Russia has tried to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Japan, Russia

Elections in Ukraine’s Secessionist Territory: A Topic of International Negotiation (Part Two)

July 31, 2015

To read Part One, please click here.

At this point, Moscow seems content to watch Western diplomats urging Kyiv to legitimize the Donetsk-Luhansk authorities through local elections, and (as a consequence of this) enshrining an...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, France, Russia

Elections in Ukraine’s Secessionist Territory: A Topic of International Negotiation (Part One)

July 31, 2015

Ukraine is scheduled to hold local elections throughout the country (except the Russian-occupied territories) on October 25—the first such elections since the advent of a Western-oriented Ukrainian government.

Under Ukrainian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Featured

Russia Does Not Know How to Fight Islamic State Loyalists

July 30, 2015

Russia continues to surprise observers by its actions to counter the threat of the Islamic State (IS). Notably, Russian authorities recently updated the list of Islamic organizations that could harm the Russian Federation. The...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Russia Vetoes UN Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal

July 30, 2015

Moscow vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute those involved in the downing passenger airliner of Malaysia Airlines Flight...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Russia, Europe, Ukraine

Georgia Establishes New State Security Service

July 29, 2015

In early July, the parliament of Georgia passed a law on establishing the State Security Service (Civil Georgia, July 4). The new body will decouple the intelligence and security agencies from Georgia’s Ministry of Interior....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, Russia, Featured

North Caucasians Have Reportedly Been Called Back From Eastern Ukraine Battlefield

July 29, 2015

New reports are surfacing about another influx of North Caucasian fighters arriving in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014. In particular, Chechens fighting on the side of the pro-Russia separatists have received substantial...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

Blackjacks, Hypersonic Aerial Vehicles and the Defense of Crimea: Russia’s Futuristic Challenge to the West?

July 28, 2015

Russian military media coverage across a range of modernization and strategic-level issues inadvertently reveals planning weaknesses within the defense establishment. Plans to modernize part of the strategic bomber fleet, develop...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Russia, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea

How Long Can Putin Continue Doing Nothing?

July 27, 2015

Russia had all but disappeared from the international arena in the last couple of weeks, particularly following the July 14 signing of the international de-nuclearization deal reached with Iran. Indeed, as long as the pause in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Russia, Featured

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North Caucasians Have Reportedly Been Called Back From Eastern Ukraine Battlefield

July 29, 2015 03:35 PM

New reports are surfacing about another influx of North Caucasian fighters arriving in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014. In particular, Chechens fighting on the side of the pro-Russia separatists...


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Moscow Paves the Way to Replace Dagestani Leader

July 31, 2015 05:20 PM

Dagestan has not seen potentially destabilizing arrests of top officials since the arrest of the mayor of Makhachkala on June 1, 2013 (RIA Novosti, June 1, 2013). That is why the news about a police...


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How Long Can Putin Continue Doing Nothing?

July 27, 2015 03:08 PM

Russia had all but disappeared from the international arena in the last couple of weeks, particularly following the July 14 signing of the international de-nuclearization deal reached with Iran....


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Once Again Moscow Tries to Intimidate Tokyo

July 31, 2015 04:53 PM

Despite the best efforts of both Moscow and Tokyo to sustain the momentum toward a full normalization of their relations and a genuine rapprochement (see EDM, February 24, 2014; June 10, 2014), once...


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Moscow Paves the Way to Replace Dagestani Leader

July 31, 2015 05:20 PM

Dagestan has not seen potentially destabilizing arrests of top officials since the arrest of the mayor of Makhachkala on June 1, 2013 (RIA Novosti, June 1, 2013). That is why the news about a police...


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Russia Does Not Know How to Fight Islamic State Loyalists

July 30, 2015 05:54 PM

Russia continues to surprise observers by its actions to counter the threat of the Islamic State (IS). Notably, Russian authorities recently updated the list of Islamic organizations that could harm...


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Threats to Georgian Pipeline Security: What is Moscow’s Game?

July 27, 2015 02:37 PM

Russia’s latest incursions from the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia into adjacent territory heretofore controlled by Georgia have given rise to renewed security concerns for Georgia’s...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Transit, Energy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Azerbaijan , Russia
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